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Noel Coward's Design for Living [DVD]

"A trio of Americans in Paris who enter into a very adult 'gentleman's' agreement, in this continental pre-Code comedy freely adapted by Ben Hecht (Notorious) from a play. A risque relationship comedy and a witty take on creative pursuits, it concerns a commercial artist unable, or unwilling, to choose between the equally dashing painter and playwright she meets on a train en route to the City of Light."

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DVD

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2011

ISBN

9781604655254


Format: DVD
Summary: "A trio of Americans in Paris who enter into a very adult 'gentleman's' agreement, in this continental pre-Code comedy freely adapted by Ben Hecht (Notorious) from a play. A risque relationship comedy and a witty take on creative pursuits, it concerns a commercial artist unable, or unwilling, to choose between the equally dashing painter and playwright she meets on a train en route to the City of Light."
Title: Noel Coward's Design for living [DVD] / a Paramount Picture ; an Ernest Lubitsch production ; director, Ernst Lubitsch.
Publisher Date: [New York] : Criterion Collection, 2011.
Subject: Coward, Noel, 1899-1973 -- Film adaptations. Man-woman relationships -- Drama Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Drama Americans -- France -- Drama. Friendship -- Drama
Isbn: 9781604655254
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: 791.43 Noe
Oclc: 755112671
Upc: 715515090018
Bib Id: 383969

Format: DVD
Summary: "A trio of Americans in Paris who enter into a very adult 'gentleman's' agreement, in this continental pre-Code comedy freely adapted by Ben Hecht (Notorious) from a play. A risque relationship comedy and a witty take on creative pursuits, it concerns a commercial artist unable, or unwilling, to choose between the equally dashing painter and playwright she meets on a train en route to the City of Light."
Title: Noel Coward's Design for living [DVD] / a Paramount Picture ; an Ernest Lubitsch production ; director, Ernst Lubitsch.
Edition: [Standard format], Two-DVD special ed.
Publisher, Date: [New York] : Criterion Collection, 2011.
Description: 2 videodiscs (91 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + booklet.
Series: Criterion collection ; 592
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 592.
Subjects: Coward, Noel, 1899-1973 -- Film adaptations.
Subjects: Man-woman relationships -- Drama
Subjects: Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Drama
Subjects: Americans -- France -- Drama.
Subjects: Friendship -- Drama
Genre: Romantic comedy films
Genre: Film adaptations
Genre: Fiction films
Genre: Feature films
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Other Author: Lubitsch, Ernst, 1892-1947
Other Author: Hecht, Ben, 1894-1964
Other Author: March, Fredric, 1897-1975
Other Author: Cooper, Gary, 1901-1961
Other Author: Hopkins, Miriam, 1902-1972
Other Author: Horton, Edward Everett
Other Author: Coward, Noel, 1899-1973. Design for living.
Other Author: Criterion Collection (Firm)
Other Author: Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Other Title: Design for living [DVD]
Other Title: Clerk.
Notes: Based on the play by Noël Coward.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1933.
Notes: Special features: "The clerk," starring Charles Laughton, director Ernst Lubitsch's segment of the 1932 omnibus film "If I had a million" ; selected-scene commentary by film scholar William Paul ; British television production of the play "Design for living" from 1964, introduced on camera by playwright Noël Coward ; new interview with film scholar and screenwriter Joseph McBride on Lubitsch and screenwriter Ben Hecht's adaptation of the Coward play ; a booklet featuring an essay by film critic Kim Morgan.
Notes: Photography, Victor Milner.
Notes: Fredric March, Gary Cooper, Miriam Hopkins, Edward Everett Horton, Franklin Pangborn, Isabel Jewll, Jane Darwell.
Notes: DVD; Dolby Digital mono.; region 1, NTSC.
Notes: Optional subtitles in English for the deaf and hard of hearing.
ISBN: 9781604655254
Publisher Number: CC2095D
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 791.43 Noe
Medium: [DVD]